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Review: could Lovastatin cause Memory impairment (Memory loss)?

We study 11,608 people who have side effects while taking Lovastatin from FDA and social media. Among them, 235 have Memory impairment. Find out below who they are, when they have Memory impairment and more.

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Lovastatin (latest outcomes from 12,104 users) has active ingredients of lovastatin. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Memory impairment

Memory impairment (latest reports from 466,972 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, depression, high blood pressure, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Sep, 16, 2014: 11,607 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovastatin. Among them, 235 people (2.02%) have Memory Impairment.

Trend of Memory impairment in Lovastatin reports

Time on Lovastatin when people have Memory impairment * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Memory impairment3.33%6.67%23.33%16.67%36.67%13.33%0.00%

Gender of people who have Memory impairment when taking Lovastatin * :

Memory impairment68.35%31.65%

Age of people who have Memory impairment when taking Lovastatin * :

Memory impairment0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%12.23%25.53%62.23%

Severity of Memory impairment when taking Lovastatin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Memory impairment10.00%50.00%40.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Memory impairment ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Memory impairment0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (41 people, 17.45%)
  2. Hypertension (25 people, 10.64%)
  3. Depression (22 people, 9.36%)
  4. Pain (21 people, 8.94%)
  5. Smoking cessation therapy (20 people, 8.51%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (63 people, 26.81%)
  2. Hydrochlorothiazide (39 people, 16.60%)
  3. Lisinopril (34 people, 14.47%)
  4. Atenolol (32 people, 13.62%)
  5. Vitamin d (28 people, 11.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • in the last 12 months I have noticed marked difficulty recalling names of people, now more recently forgetting words I want to use during a conversation, my doctor said it is because I am 55 and dismissed it as a serious issue


  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I asked my physician about my memory a couple months ago. I just turned 55 and he said it is aging and not to worry. I am concerned because information that I could readily recall just isn't there anymore and I have problems with both short and long term memory. If I look at a phone number I can't recall it by the time I start to dial it. Names of people both acquaintances and public figures are just not there when I try to recall them. My wife told me about the relationship between statins and memory loss when she saw a report on TV.


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